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Random Ramble… What the hell were we thinking?!?!

Dreams of an empty nest My life is about to undergo a major overhaul. I have two teenagers who will both graduate from high school within two years. They are working on obtaining driver’s licenses and getting jobs. My days as a part-time taxi driver and 24-hour ATM are waning. The boys need me less and less as they gain independence and figure out their responsibilities as young men. At our last planning meeting, my husband, Ray, and I started...

Random Ramble… Rambler Rose

For years I have lugged around my grandmother’s silverware neatly rolled up in green felt carriers with individual spaces for each utensil. The silverware is stained and tarnished, a bit beat up. I’ve never used them for eating and no one has ever suggested that we might polish up the silver for dinner. I hung onto the collection knowing that it had belonged to my grandmother and I always had a twinge of guilt when I thought of getting rid...

Random Ramble — New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year again… time to make your New Year’s resolution. I’m sure I have many of the same resolutions as everyone else… eat less, drink less, spend less. But what I really want this year is more. I want to cook more, read more, and definitely write more. Most of my writing time has been consumed by writing my memoir, neglecting the blog. This is something I’d like to remedy in 2018. In order to write more,...

Dailey family posed at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

Random Rambles — Alhambra, Camel Cup, and Stephen King

Trying to get back in the groove of creativity this week, I’ve been playing games, reading about writing, and continuing to update my photography portfolio. In this week’s Random Ramble, I review Alhambra and Camel Cup, re-review Stephen King’s book On Writing, and work on getting back into the groove of putting my work out in cyberspace for the world to see. What I’m Playing… In our brand new house, we have a dedicated game room where we have a...